Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Not A Christmas Card! What's With That?

Can you believe it?  I've actually created something that is not a Christmas card.  I was playing with my Monday group and I had no idea what I would make, so I grabbed a plastic carrier filled with this and that and this is what I made.  Every piece of this card was made with bits and bobs left over from an album project of a year ago.  So, Di, you will be getting a visit...finally.  I hope all the playmates have been behaving on the playground.  From the sounds of things, the weather has been too hot and muggy to do much running around.  Here too, summer has been more hot than I prefer. 

The paper I used  is Graphic 45, the dies are Poppystamps and Die-Namics.  The lace is a piece of gold paper doily, which was gifted to me years ago by a neighbor.  Her sister-in-law is the woman for whom I created this card.  The Sentiment I made a long time ago and I was pleased that I could use it.  I love how the bird on the paper seems to be reading the sentiment.  Happy accident for sure. 

This card was created for my friend Thelma.  She's a dear woman that has every card I've sent her displayed on the window ledge of her retirement home.  Don't you love it when the recipient loves your creations...I know I am always pleased that a creation can bring a bit of sunshine to a friend.

I feel that I've been absent from linking with my favorite gals....I'm going to try to play catch up this week.  This card will be linked to  Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Speaking of catch up....I honestly have been creating, but, most of what I've made won't be shown until later.  I'm sure you know that Poppystamps has just released new and absolutely gorgeous dies.  I've been working away to get a few cards made during their blog blitz.  BTW, there are prizes, so you might just want to leave a comment and you could be a winner!  Anyway, check it out.... Here

Ok, I have a butterfly card that needs creating....so off I shall go to see what my little mind can create. 

Sending wishes for a most wonderful week of creating. 
Hugs from me to you,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy



10 comments:

  1. This card is stunning! I love the rich, dark floral with the pop of the gold.
    The doiy as a border looks fab and the inside of your card is a delight!l

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  2. Hi Mary, Your card as always is gorgeous great layout and the paper is stunning x

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  3. How beautiful!! I love the rich look of the black & gold and colorful flower accents in the background! The teapot and butterfly both add elegance and now it's time for a tea party! Beautiful!
    BTW, you asked about the butterfly dies I used on my card today. I listed them in the post beneath the card, and yes, they're both Memory Box. Vivienne and Darla :)

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  4. This one really wowed me! I thought the doily was a die and nearly croaked!

    Looked at Carol's card--- that folder is the one Amy has and uses the hell out of.

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  5. WOW - Mary . . . that is one STRIKINGLY LOVELY card . . . with a sweet sentiment.

    FAB.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. Wow Mary, what a stunning card! You came back to us with a real beauty!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. How very elegant, Mary. Love the easel and the black BG is great to show off your beautiful images! I leave mine blank to fill in with etc. too!

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  8. Saw this at the Playground and had to come take a closer look Mary. What a beautiful and oh so stunning card - I absolutely love this - what a fab card for your first snippets entry. Karen x

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  9. WOW! Jaw-dropping beautiful, Mary! Love the contrasts, and the "Victorian" feel of your elegant card. REALLY gorgeous! hugs, de

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